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Lhasa, Capital of Tibet
Lhasa is the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region, and the political, economic, cultural and educational center of Tibet, and the holy land for Tibetan Buddhism. Lhasa River flows here and flows into the Yarlung Tsangpo River in the southern suburbs of Lhasa. With 3650 meters above sea level, Lhasa City boasts pleasant weather because of more sunny weather all year, little rain, no serious cold in winter, and no serious hot in summer. Because of more than 3000 hours sunshine time all year, Lhasa has praised as “sunshine city”. As the first batch of national historical and cultural city, Lhasa is known for its beautiful scenery, long history, special folk custom and strong religious colour. In 7th century, Songtsen Gampo moved the political center from Yarlung River Valley to Lhasa after ruling whole Tibet.
Attractions
“Potala” is transliterated from Sanskrit, original meaning “the holy land for Buddhism”. The Potala Palace is the holy lan...
“Jokhang” meaning “shrine of the Buddha”, located in the center of old city Lhasa, is a temple of Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It has 13...
Nam Tso is located in the middle of Tibet Autonomous Region. With a rectangular shape, a length of 70 kilometers from west to east, a width of 30 ...
The geothermal energy is very rich in Lhasa, and the most famous geothermal energy field is Yangbajing Geothermal Energy. Covering 7000 square ki...
Norbulingka, meaning 'Treasure Park' in Tibetan, is situated in the western suburb of Lhasa City and it is a typical Tibetan style garden. Constru...
The cultural relic in Qugong is located in the northern suburb of Lhasa, 5 km away from the city center. The Sera Monastery is located in the east...
There is a quiet pool behind the Potala mountain. The shimmering greenish water reflects the surrounding trees. Lhasa's famous park, Zongjiao Lhok...
Located on the stone mountain Qingwa Dagze on the river Qiongyi,the ruins of Qingwa Dagze Palace are actually a large complex of palaces for the k...
According to legend, Ramoche Monastery, located in the northeastern section of Lhasa, was commissioned, constructed and consecrated at the same ti...